Energy Quality Services
EnQS GmbH was established in 2016 as a spinoff of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology and is located in the FZI House of Living Labs which is an extensive research, development and demonstration facility in the eastern part of Karlsruhe.
EnQS launched its services by offering validation of (decentral) energy management components and gateways. However, since our team has more than 10 years of experience in applied energy research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and FZI, those services were soon extended and now include various consulting services targeting problem resolution, component selection and improvement of software design. Nevertheless, the analysis and validation of end-to-end functionality of entire energy management systems remains one of the key testing services offered by EnQS. In order to already support customers during the early stages of product development, we usually do not validate (almost) full-fledged products, but rather offer concurrent testing. This is again supported by our internal development of prototypes and PoC.
Our EnQS team has a strong background in various research projects at FZI and KIT, which focused on the development of decentralized energy management systems used for the coordination of energy flows in buildings as well as on testing these systems under real-life conditions. The overall target is to identify flexibilities offered by controllable loads, PV- and battery systems, heat pumps or EV charging stations and understand how to use them in an efficient manner. Furthermore, every energy management solutions always needs to be considered within the context of residents’ comfort and additional consumed services.
Within this domain we advise and support our customers and partners on the selection, development, integration and validation of energy management solutions.